Traditional funeral dress for transition to the afterlife

Although bars, restaurants, boutiques, coffee shops and other trendy businesses have transformed Sheung Wan in recent years, its long history as a centre for the artefacts and services associated with Chinese funerals is still in evidence in the form of several long established businesses. Leung Chun Woon Kee was founded in 1904 in Guangzhou, and is now one of the few remaining experts in Hong Kong in the venerable Chinese tradition of making embroidered burial garments, which often feature Chinese characters representing fortune and longevity, as well as auspicious animals such as bats, deer and cranes. Since June 2014 Traditional Funeral Rites has been listed in the Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory of Hong Kong in the Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events Domain.